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Recap: The Week’s Biggest Travel Stories and Best Deals

Following is our regular summary of the latest travel news and best frequent traveler promotions reviewed during the past week.

If it was a good deal—or a notably bad deal—from an airline, hotel, or car rental loyalty program, you can read all about it here, and plan your travel accordingly.

Radisson Hotels Has a New(ish) Loyalty Program

Club Carlson is now Radisson Rewards. Here’s what’s changed.

Are Uber and Lyft Making City Congestion Even Worse?

Is Uber going to save us, or strangle us?

Now, Earn & Redeem Hyatt Points for Stays at 2,000 Homes

World of Hyatt members now have 2,000 more options for earning points-for-stays.

The 5 Hardest and Easiest U.S. Airports to Reach from Downtown

How accessible is your hometown airport? Here are the most, and the least.

You Can Now Earn and Redeem United Miles for Gas

Fill ‘er up, and earn United miles in the process.

Southwest Lands at Wrong Airport; Passenger Sues

A hard landing at the wrong airport. Passenger sues three years later.

What Matters Most to Travelers on Hotel-Review Sites

When you visit a hotel-user review site, what do you focus on?

These Are America’s 10 Most Sinful States

A new study purports to rank the 50 U.S. states by their sinfulness. See if you agree with the findings.

Here’s How You Can Win a 7-Night Trip to Australia

A seven-night trip to Australia. Here’s how to win it!

Somebody has to win this trip, right? Might as well be you.

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After 20 years working in the travel industry, and 15 years writing about it, Tim Winship knows a thing or two about travel. Follow him on Twitter @twinship.

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